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Andrew Purchin

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Los Angeles

Birth year

Lives in
Santa Cruz


figurative, abstract, modern, performance, landscape, mixed-media


I am interested in the marks we make.  How do you and I move? How do we sense each other through space?  What vibrations do we create?  What is the space between us?  How are we like a flock of birds or a school of fish?


When I paint I am dancing—improvising with the other dancers—the trees, grasses, light, earth, water and air…


Painting can be a ritual for me. There’s something about laying out my colors and mapping the forms and movement of a place that is like an invocation.  I invoke the spirit of a place.


My work spawns from my duel practices of being in the moment as I paint directly from life and from my practice of deep dance improvisation.  As I strive to capture motion and be the motion, I hope to engage the viewer in some aspect of the intimacy of creation.

Recent Exhibits

Andrew Purchin participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2014 Catamaran Anniversary Art Show
R. Blitzer Gallery
May, 2011 EDGE: Art on the Westside
R. Blitzer Gallery
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